Advancements in surgical techniques have made breast augmentation a relatively less invasive and less painful plastic surgery procedure than before. However, it still involves a considerable recovery process. The patient should be prepared to follow the surgeon’s advice for recovery in order to ensure safe and desirable outcomes.
Mbody, led by board certified plastic surgeons, provides breast augmentation and various other cosmetic procedures. Patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive breast augmentation at MBody.
A patient will have to go through a post-operative period of at least three days of reduced activity following breast augmentation plastic surgery. For the next three to four days, she may do perform mild activities within the home, which do not put a strain on the incisions. More active tasks can be pursued from the second week.
Total downtime and overall recovery period will differ between patients according to the breast implant technique performed, the size and type of implants, the location of incisions, and the patient’s natural healing ability. In about 10 to 14 days, most patients can return to work. Heavy lifting of weights and vigorous exercises can be resumed after one month.
Wearing a Surgical Bra
Surgical garments are an important part of the breast augmentation recovery. The plastic surgeon will recommend the appropriate garments as required. In case of subglandular implant placement, the healing will be faster, and the patient may only manage with a normal bra for breast support, but without an underwire.
If the implants have been placed submuscularly, a special surgical bra or a wrap-style bandage will have to be worn. This will help the implant to harmonize with the breast tissue and muscle. It will support healing and enable the patient to acquire a natural breast appearance.
MBody receives patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredricksburg, and nearby areas for breast augmentation.
Smoking and post-surgical healing do not go together. Nicotine tends to shrink the blood vessels, resulting in lowering of the oxygen levels in the blood and hampering the function of RBCs. This can delay the normal healing process and pose risk for the patient.
In the first few days, most patients will experience some amount of pain and discomfort. Pain medications may be prescribed by the surgeon to help manage the recovery in a comfortable way. Driving and any other activity requiring alertness should be avoided while the patient is using pain meds.
In most cases, breast augmentation is performed on an outpatient basis. Therefore, the surgeon may call the patient the next day for a check-up. Some surgeons prefer to make the first post-op appointment at the end of the first week.
At this time, they will review the condition and remove the drains and sutures. Some surgeons may also recommend a professional massage or breast implant exercise regimen in order to support the surgical outcome.
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